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Failed security update

Postby Thainop on Thu Aug 16, 2007 5:41 pm

When try to update today. 5 updates. The following message appear.

libvorbis0a
libvorbisenc2
libvorbisfile3
amarok
amarok-xine

"E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem.
E: _cache->open() failed, please report."

What should I do?
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Postby scorp123 on Thu Aug 16, 2007 5:51 pm

Hmmm ... try what it says up there. Open a terminal and type what it said, e.g.
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sudo dpkg --configure -a
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Postby Thainop on Thu Aug 16, 2007 6:16 pm

Thanks scorp123. It works. I tried typing before posting here, it wasn't working then. But when you suggest it, it works. Amazing.

(must be the restart thing or your magic)
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Postby scorp123 on Fri Aug 17, 2007 2:19 am

Thainop wrote: I tried typing before posting here, it wasn't working then.
You probably forgot the "sudo" bit. When it spits out the message "you must manually run 'dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem." you are most likely already running the installer as superuser 'root' so it doesn't mention "sudo" ... And then when you --now a normal user again-- try the command 'dpkg --configure -a' it fails (because you are not 'root' in that moment).

I agree, it's a bit confusing. The error message should be better.

So adding "sudo" (= execute something as superuser 'root') to that part should allow the command 'dpkg --configure -a' to execute correctly, and then really fix the previous problem.
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